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astrophotography

The Pleiades, M45

2016-12-27 / Image Details (Click on image to enlarge)

The Pleiades, or Seven Sisters, is an open star cluster containing middle-aged, hot B-type stars located in the constellation of Taurus. It is among the nearest star clusters to Earth and is the cluster most obvious to the naked eye in the night sky.


"When you look at it, it's like falling into an infinite ocean."

Technical Details

LocationZollikerberg, Switzerland
CameraNikon DSLR D810A
TelescopeSkywatcher Quattro 8CF 200 DS Fibre OTA Newton Carbon
Special LenseSkywatcher Newtonian F4 Coma Corrector
MountSkywatcher AZ-EQ6 Pro SyncScan GoTo
AutoguidingLacerta MGEN2 (Autoguiding, Dithering und Camera Control)
Camera ControlDigicamcontrol (Focus, Camera Control)
Lights60 x 90s (1h30'), ISO-800, additional Biases, Flats, no Darks
Stacking SoftwarePixinsight 1.8
Image ProcessingPixinsight 1.8

Earlier Version, 2015-12-14


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Technical Details

LocationZollikerberg, Switzerland
CameraNikon DSLR D7100
TelescopeSkywatcher Quattro 8CF 200 DS Fibre OTA Newton Carbon
Special Lensenone
MountSkywatcher AZ-EQ6 Pro SyncScan GoTo
AutoguidingLacerta MGEN2 (Autoguiding, NO Dithering)
Camera ControlDSLRDashboard (Focus, Camera Control)
Lights14 x 180s (42'), ISO-800, additional Biases, Flats and Darks
Stacking SoftwarePixinsight 1.8
Image ProcessingPixinsight 1.8